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Car Project - Not my BMW

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Thought i would post up some photos, of a run-about car i've been tidying up

Not a BMW though,  however i did get some BMW floor mats for it :)

Body was in rough shape - scratches everywhere, scuffs and dings, photos hide it well - paint ok, but not black enough for my liking

 

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Interior horrible 

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Stripped it out, went to town with the rug doctor, dyed carpet a darker colour

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Chucked it back together - got some BMW floor mats

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Popped the headgasket somehow, lol

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Completely rebuilt head

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The sanding begins for full-respray

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Begun painting - didn't bother masking the wheels up since i'm sanding them all back later and going gunmetal

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Found a another #$#$# ding lol

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Now for some real HP improvements - painting the engine, metallic red with silver raised lettering

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Total budget including the car, rebuilding the head, and complete respray under $3500

 

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looks 1000x better!

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Audi black. Called mythos Schwartz

Was going to go BMW black, but this one looked darker

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I assume the next step is fitting an //M badge? 😁

Looks a heap better!

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3 hours ago, aja540i said:

I assume the next step is fitting an //M badge? 😁

Looks a heap better!

Theres room on the boot :) for the BMW logo since i've debadged it - what about M-Power decal on the engine also? XD

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Awesome. BZ Tourings are heaps of fun ( and appreciating ), 20V 4AGEs are genuinely entertaining, engines to beat on  :D I sold mine last year, just before I sold it I did the springs and shocks in a custom combo recommended by a mate, went from hilariously bad handling to genuinely impressive!

 

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On 3/6/2019 at 10:27 AM, Jacko said:

Awesome. BZ Tourings are heaps of fun ( and appreciating ), 20V 4AGEs are genuinely entertaining, engines to beat on  :D I sold mine last year, just before I sold it I did the springs and shocks in a custom combo recommended by a mate, went from hilariously bad handling to genuinely impressive!

 

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I'm keen to hear what that suspension was? When i took it round some corners I nearly wanted to run back to the safety of my e46 330ci!

Well it's ok, but always feel like im about to exit the road XD

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restored some wheels, for me new ones

I saw some CSL wheels on a black BMW that were a dark matte / gun metal type color, so tried to colour match it and a repaint also in there

this one was the least bad for curb damage

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1 hour ago, 325_driver said:

I'm keen to hear what that suspension was? When i took it round some corners I nearly wanted to run back to the safety of my e46 330ci!

Well it's ok, but always feel like im about to exit the road XD

Hit up Tim at TTT Auto, ask for the supersecret special sauce AE101/111 suspension setup. It was something like dobi springs and kyb shocks, but its not the standard kit (wasnt expensive either). Is a mix match front and rear from memory. Works awesome. https://www.tttauto.co.nz/

Mine had AMAZING bump steer prior to changing it, it was like being able to do a Scandinavian flick.. but it did it all by itself :D

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The newly painted rims are on

might have to eye up a BMW wagon project next, after i've had a bit of fun in the 20v 4age

pretty much done now, apart from i might rip the motor out and rebuild the bottom end, i hear a big end rattle under load 🤣

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came out well!

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1 minute ago, Olaf said:

came out well!

i'm keeping my eye out for a beaten up 335 touring

that'll be a nice build

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